Category Archives: General

Family System Dynamics – Law #3

Law #3 is all about balance, and that’s much less obvious than the last two laws. Basically, within a family system there has to be a balance between giving and taking. Once again, I’m going to use the mobile analogy: … Continue reading

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Family System Dynamics for Writers

This new blog series is about family systems and how they affect you as a writer. The way I see it, knowing about family systems and their dynamics will help you be more successful by explaining and eliminating potential blocks … Continue reading

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Self-Care for Writers – Posture

Now, I’m not a physiotherapist. And yes, I’ve dealt with back pains and wrenched backs a few times in my life, so I know how that feels. And I’m certainly not perfect in my posture, nor avoiding all problems. But … Continue reading

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Self-Care for Writers – Carpal Tunnel

Last week I wrote about pain and how to tap for it. Next, I want to look at some reasons for pain that we create ourselves. I have close and personal experience with at least two of them… let’s start … Continue reading

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Self-Care for Writers – Insomnia

There are few things worse than trying to fall asleep and failing. Getting angry at not being able to sleep, which of course makes everything worse. And feeling bad for not getting all the nice sleep you scheduled after reading … Continue reading

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Self-Care for Writers – Introduction

Most of us are either freelancers or people with a day job who write when we make time for it. And I know how much time writing can take – especially when a story is flowing well and exciting things … Continue reading

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The Publishing Author’s Mindset – Marketing

Now, first of all, I have to admit something terrible: I don’t have the key to successful marketing, either. I have no magic script, no sure-fire solution – and to be honest, I’m not good at it, either. Yet. Because … Continue reading

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The Publishing Author’s Mindset – Contracts

Now, if you are going the traditional route, the contract is the holy grail. That’s why you’re doing all this hoop-jumping and twisting, and polishing your novel, and all those terrible query letters… that contract is the reward for all … Continue reading

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Saturday Writing Prompt

Who you’re gonna call? Only you can tell this story. What will it be? If you want to share the story that came out of this prompt, head on over to my Facebook Group. You’ll find even more inspiration, and … Continue reading

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Writers’ Block: Must Write a Novel

With this post, we move into the realm of beliefs about your product: The STORY First of all, many beginning writers I know believe they must write at least a novel. A real book. Something “big”. And a series is … Continue reading

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